Richard Cockerill is relishing the 2013-14 Heineken Cup campaign after Leicester Tigers were drawn in another 'hotly-contested Pool'.
The two-time former Kings of Europe have been drawn in Pool Five, alongside Ulster, Montpellier and Benetton Treviso.
"The Heineken Cup is a very competitive tournament and we're proud of our history of qualifying to be in it every season," said Tigers director of rugby Cockerill.
"You always know you are going to be in a hotly-contested pool and next season's draw is no different.
"Ulster reached the Heineken Cup Final just a year ago after coming out of our pool, and they topped the table in the PRO12 competition this year.
"Montpellier had a strong season in the French Top 14 and were only eliminated in the play-offs by the eventual champions
Castres. They are recruiting strongly for next season and will undoubtedly present a tough challenge.
"We know Treviso well after being paired with them in recent seasons. They have a lot of the Italian national squad in their ranks and they are always tough opponents.
"We have a good squad too, our supporters always travel in strength across Europe and we'll look forward to another
European season when we return to work for the pre-season preparations."
The draw was performed in Dublin on Wednesday afternoon by ERC chairman Jean Pierre Lux and chief executive Derek McGrath with Tigers among the second set of seeds for the 19th season of the tournament.
Leicester, the only club to qualify for the Heineken Cup in every year of English rugby's participation, reached the knockout stages for the 10th time in 2012-13 before defeat by eventual European champions Toulon.
While the Tigers last played against Ulster in 2011-12 and Treviso have been pool opponents three times in the last five years, Montpellier will be new opponents in European competition.
Order of fixtures, together with kick-off dates and times for the Rounds 1-4, will be announced later this summer.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.